Bluffs Quiltfest was a lot of fun yesterday. Laural (seated) from the Bluffs Art Council got us together again this year for our second annual event. Here she is ready to greet our quilting enthusiasts. That is one of my older quilts on her table. I made that quilt in the 90s and hand quilted it over a period of three years.
Marsha is on the show committee and demonstated the easy and fun method of making the 15 Minute Tablerunner during the show.
Mary demonstrated English Paperpiecing Hexagons...Judy was very interested in her chicken pincushions. Mary also had an antique signature quilt on display at her table, so she talked about it as well.
Judy (another show committee member) demonstrated how to make the Hot Dog Pillowcase. Our demonstrations went on all day long as people walked around, except while our two presenters gave their trunk shows.
I demonstrated one method of stringpiecing, but brought lots of models to help tell my story. You can see a picture of me during my demo on Giselle's blog....she came to the show from Omaha.
We don't have a quilt guild in Council Bluffs, so are a small group and don't have the set up to show the quilts like some of the larger guilds do. But people seemed to enjoy the show, and we gave everyone a glove so that they could touch the quilts if they wanted to.
I had a great time at the show and met lots and lots of nice quilters yesterday! I will post more pictures tomorrow! Happy Sunday.